Fort Boonesborough State Park
Did someone say Kentucky Derby? What??? Well…little did we know that this was THE
week!!! But we’re not “horse” peeps so why would be know about the biggest race of the
year – happening near where we were??? LOL….
Mike’s youngest brother David and his family live in the area. Hence the reason for our trip
here, since we’ve not seen them in way too many years. They picked us up for dinner
Monday night and took us to a neato local restaurant to catch up.
Again it being Kentucky Derby week and what else do you do in Kentucky?
The Bourbon Trail!!! We had no idea how MANY people love doing the Distillery tours and now they all require reservations, we did the closest one that had a tour available.
It was awesome! It’s the only one in the state that is both a brewery and distillery – Lexington
Brewing and Distilling Company.
Wednesday Dave and Robin picked us up and we went on a hike in a beautiful area that ended at a
waterfall. Then off to lunch in the cute little town of Berea. Oh and if you’re ever looking for
really cool wooden toys and some kitchen things, David makes them by hand and has his
wares for sale in several Artisan shops, and in his etsy shop – “Kazwoodcraft”.
Golf? What??? Just kidding – mini golf at the campground…we hadn’t played in several
years – fun afternoon on a nice sunny day.
When Daniel Boone and his men reached the Kentucky River on April 1, 1775, they quickly moved to
establish Kentucky’s second settlement – the site still known as Fort Boonesborough. The fort has been
reconstructed as a working fort complete with cabins, blockhouses and
furnishings. 18th century life skills and period craft demonstrations bring history to life.
A ball cap and coffee cup from the USS Daniel Boone, a submarine Mike worked on while in the Navy.